Dungeons & Dragons is a hugely successful board game franchise, inspiring generations of fans across decades, but the new version of the famous game, Dungeons & Dragons Beyond, shows that the franchise is ready to accept aspects of modern technology. The game digitizes many of the most tedious aspects of playing, leaving more time for narrative-based questing and less time spent logging data and recording outcomes.
Dungeons & Dragons has been so universally appealing because of the broad worlds that open up when one plays. However, those worlds take meticulous planning and strategy on the part of the dungeon master, which has the unintended consequence of slowing the game down. Dungeons & Dragons Beyond uses digital processing to automate the tedium.